Atishi pamphlet row: Cricketers back Gautam Gambhir

Atishi pamphlet row: Cricketers back Gautam Gambhir

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New Delhi, May 10 : Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and former batsman VVS Laxman on Friday came out in support of former cricketer and East Delhi BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir after AAP accused him of distributing offensive pamphlets against his rival Atishi Marlena.Taking to Twitter, Harbhajan Singh and Laxhman vouched that Gambhir could never talk ill of any woman.

'Shocked to hear about yesterday's developments. Having known Gautam Gambhir for nearly two decades, I can vouch for his integrity, character and the respect he has for women', Laxman tweeted.Earlier on Thursday, Harbhajan Singh also tweeted saying that 'Gambhir could never talk ill of any woman' and that he was above such acts of bringing humiliation to women.

'I am shocked to note yesterday’s events involving @GautamGambhir. I know him well and he can never talk ill for any woman. Whether he wins or loses is another matter but the man is above all this', Harbhajan had tweeted.

Meanwhile, Cricketer-turned-politician Gambhir sent defamation notices to three senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for allegedly accusing him of distributing derogatory pamphlets against Ms Atishi.In the notice, Gambhir demanded an unconditional apology from the AAP leaders and asked them to withdraw their allegations against him.On Thursday, AAP's east Delhi candidate, Atishi had held a press conference alleging that Gambhir distributed a pamphlet containing "obscene and derogatory" remarks against her in the constituency.

Atishi broke down while reading a pamphlet containing demeaning remarks against her, which she alleged was distributed in the constituency by her rival Gambhir. However, the Bhartiya Janata Party candidate denied the allegation in strong terms and termed it as a conspiracy by AAP against him. He also challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to prove the allegations leveled against him and said would quit politics if the charge is proven.Later, Gambhir in a series of tweets slammed Kejriwal and accused him of outraging a woman’s modesty. (UNI)